"Today, I'm really jumping for Julian, the baby that's had a lung transplant on Mother's Day. It's the least I can do for him," Turner said Saturday in Waynesville.
It wasn't the first time Turner had parachuted -- he made 16 jumps with the Army Airborne during World War II, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, reported.
This time he made it a tandem jump with an instructor, leaping from a plane at 11,000 feet.
The money he raised will go to help offset the more than $1 million in medical bills that have piled up for his 11-month-old great-grandson.
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